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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity


hfmejias' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (775) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 9, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, deep amber, nice head and a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma: Malty, märzen like, some caramel and some citrus hops. Interesting take on a Märzen/Oktoberfest style beer, and actually not bad; if you are looking for typical this is not the beer for you, It has the standard qualities of a this type of beer, Malty, sweet, toffee/caramel notes but they are balanced with some hopes, giving it a nice bitterness and quite enjoyable taste. Fun to try, and quite interesting; kudos...


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
libertine (223) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
pours an orange amber with a ample white head. smells very sweet but not the toasty sweet you get in most american versions of the Marzen style. Flavor is boozy and super sweet and has a tartness to it as well that i wouldnt have expected. I dont think they did a very good job on this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5894) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle@ neighbors trailer. Bright rusty amber color with fleeting foam. Toasted caramel, lagered malt, spicy aromas. Medium bodied. Big malty, lightly sweet caramel, spicy, lagered flavors with some toast, dark bread---not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2014
This dark orange ale is thick and sweet leaning. Smells and tastes of caramel and bread and toffee, with a little more raisiny sweetness than usually in the style. Pretty enjoyable malt bomb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2742) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Certainly not an Oktoberfest. This is more of a Scotch Ale. Caramel sweet aroma. The flavor is sticky sweet with caramel and sugar. Some alcohol peeks thru also. Sticky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Sweet. Toasted malty, caramelish. Light fruity. Sweet and toasted malty finish.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7719) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft. Just a poor maerzen. Ultra sweet and sugary. No malt complexity. Pitiful for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
islay (1207) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Malty, fruity aroma with scents of caramel and red grape. Pours a clear brass / copper with moderate effervescence and a small amount of beige head. Looks nice but not outstanding. Sweet, malty taste features flavors of lemon, melon, and muffin. Excessively sweet. Piney and citric (lime, grapefruit) hops. Medium body. Lively, frothy, and silky in the palate. Overall, not very pleasant and not very good. I would classify this as a doppelbock, not an Oktoberfest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing. Caramel, malt and hops in the nose. Medium body with a slightly boozy character and notes of caramel, grainy malt and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (534) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours an amber/orange with a medium white foam head. Aroma is toasted malts and sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel. Perhaps a touch too sweet, but actually pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (38) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with a thin beige head. Aroma is dark fruits and alcohol. Thin body with medium carbonation. Sweet taste that reminds me of plums and cherries; only a hint of hops. I would have liked more bitterness to balance out this sweet beer.


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